All posts by Brian LaBenne

 

The One With Brian’s Birthday

On this episode: Luke starts the episode by singing Happy Birthday to Brian and giving him four awesome songs as presents, our dear cousins talk about the upcoming Edgar Wright film Baby Driver and play a song from the soundtrack, Luke reveals his love of Gnarls Barkley, while Brian reveals his love of pudding, one of the songs has the LaBenne boys doing some super lame dance moves in their chairs, they dive deep into conversation about identiy and making your way through adult life as Brian reveals he is enjoying his 30s much more than his 20s, Luke explains the Bader-Meinhoff Phenomenon and they both workshop their new sign off phrases, all while playing eight of the best songs you’ll hear all week!

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.

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Songs Played on The One With Brian’s Birthday

Danger Mouse feat. Run the Jewels and Big Boi – Chase Me from the Baby Driver Soundtrack out June 23rd on 30th Century Records

Cornelius – If You’re Here from Mellow Waves out July 21st on Rostrum Records

Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires – Underneath the Sheets of White Noise from Youth Detention out June 30th on Don Giovanni Records

Japanese Breakfast – Machinist from Soft Sounds From Another Planet out July 14th on Dead Oceans

OHMME – Woman from their self-titled debut EP out June 30th on Fox Hall Records

Elf Power – The Cat Trapped in the Wall from Twitching in Time out now on Orange Twin

Two Inch Astronaut – Can You Please Not Help from Can You Please Not Help out June 2nd on Exploding in Sound Records

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Anymore from The Echo of Pleasure out July 14th on Painbow Label

The One Where Everything is Enjoyable

On this episode: our dear cousins talk about American Idol and Katy Perry, they get into God Talk early and keep talking about their history with religious institutions,

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.

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Songs Played on The One Where Everything is Enjoyable

Sir the Baptist feat. Killer Mike and ChurchPpl – Raise Hell from ____ out ___ on Atlantic

Lo Tom – Overboard from Lo Tom out July 14th on Barsuk

Jamilla Woods – Holy from HEAVN out now on Soundcloud with a proper release soon from Jagjaguwar

Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder from Hug of Thunder out July 7th on Arts & Crafts

(Sandy) Alex G – Bobby from Rocket out this Friday, May 19th on Domino

Danny Brown – Kool Aid from Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack out June 23rd on Mass Appeal Records

The Drums – Blood Under my Belt from “Abysmal Thoughts” out June 16th on Anti-

Lost Balloons – Numb from Hey Summer out June 16th on Dirtnap

The One With Dancing on the Walls

On this episode: our dear cousins broadcast live from a pirate radio ship as Brian brings news that they’ve been cancelled by Ghettoblaster editor Dave Obenour, Luke tells some cheesy music jokes, Brian takes us back to 2013 when pop and indie-rock merged and Luke urges artists not to hang out with Taylor Swift, Brian shows us what the lovechild of Jesus and Mary Chain and New Order would sound like, listeners are reminded of Luke’s fervent Don’t Read campaign and talk about the incredible TV show The Handmaid’s Tale, Brian brings his dancing shoes and dances on the wall like Fred Astaire,  they talk a lot about death and ghosts and morbidly romantic music, Brian hypes the new season of The Bachelorette out May 22nd on ABC, Luke schools Brian on who Rachel ended up with in the Friends series finale and they play eight of the best songs you’ll hear all week!

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.

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Songs Played on The One With Dancing on the Walls

Haim – Want You Back from Something to Tell You out July 7th on Columbia

Goodwood Atoms – Dreaming About from Place EP out May12th on Yunizon Records

Fazerdaze – Lucky Girl from Morningside out now on Flying Nun Records

Lando Chill – Break Them Shackles from The Boy Who Spoke to the Wind out June 23rd on Mello Music Group

LCD Soundsystem – Call the Police out now on Columbia Records

Chris Bathgate feat. Tunde Olaniran – Low Hey from Dizzy Seas out May 19th on Quite Scientific Records

Big Thief – Shark Smile from Capacity out June 9th on Saddle Creek Records

Cymbals – Decay from Light in Your Mind out August 25th on Tough Love Records

The One With Maximum Rockage

On this episode: our dear cousins call attention to the “Who Dursted First” controversy and call out Comedy Bang Bang in the process, Luke’s gentleman’s dilemma turned out to be an idiot’s dilemma, Brian gets creepy on Idris Elba in a new segment called The Elba Room and they play eight of the best songs you’ll hear all week!

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.

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Songs Played on The One With Maximum Rockage

Overcoats – Nighttime Hunger from Young out now on Arts & Crafts Productions

Palehound – Flowing Over from A Place I’ll Always Go out June 16th on Polyvinyl Records

Morning Teleportation – Calm is Intention Devouring It’s Frailty from Salivating for Symbiosis out now on Glacial Pace Recordings

Shabazz Palaces – Shine a Light from Quazarz, Born on a Gangster Star out July 14th on Sub Pop

Chloe Foy – Are We There Yet from Are We There Yet EP out May 12th

Great Grandpa – Teen Challenge from Plastic Cough out July 7th on Double Double Whammy

Gothic Tropic – How Life Works from Fast or Feast out May 19th on Old Flame Records

Hazel English – Love is Dead from Just Give In / Never Going Home EP out May 5th on Polyvinyl Records

The One About Gender Fluidity

On this episode: our dear cousins talk about some heavy topics including gender fluidity and perpetuating rape culture, they also cover the latest news of the NHL Playoffs and what’s going on in Survivor, Luke reaches out for help on a #gentlemansdilemma, Luke doles out his catchphrase stamp of approval with a quick “Lordy Lordy Barry Gordy” and Brian follows closely behind with his “Papa Likey,” Luke does some standup about Donald Trump and how #ladiesbeshoppin’, Brian explains how Canada works, Luke states he is rooting for the Hockeyton Teamsters to win the Stanley Cup and they play eight of the best songs you’ll hear all week!

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.

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Songs Played on The One About Gender Fluidity

HMLTD – To the Door out now on IAMSOUND Records

Daniel Romano – When I Learned Your Name from Modern Pressure out May 19th on New West Records

Kevin Morby – Aboard My Train from City Music out June 16th on Dead Oceans

Caddywhompus – In Ways from Odd Hours out now on Inflated Records

Marika Hackman – My Lover Cindy from I’m Not Your Man out June 2nd on Sub Pop

Art School Jocks – Just a Gwen from Art School Jocks EP out June 2nd on Father/Daughter Records

TOPS – Petals from Sugar at the Gate out June 2nd on Arbutus Records

Joey Fatts feat. Vince Staples and April – 562 single out now

The One With 90’s Nostalgia

On this episode: our dear cousins dive into Kung-Fu Kenny aka Cornrow Kenny aka Duckworth aka Kendrick Lamar’s fantastic new album DAMN, there is a lot of talk about 90’s nostalgia including Brian giving Luke a lesson on who Jordan Catalano is, Brian gets angry because Luke “stole” a song from him, they discuss the illustrious music career of once video game superstar Frogger, Brian and Luke talk about their literal Best Songs Ever and Luke lands in the Hipster Hall of Fame and you get to hear the eight best songs you’ll listen to all week!

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.

TWITTER: @BestSongEverPod

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Songs Played on The One With 90’s Nostalgia

Little Dragon – Celebrate from Season High out now on Loma Vista Recordings

Charly Bliss from Guppy out this Friday, April 21st on Barsuk Records

Waxahatchee – Silver from Out in the Storm out July 14th on Merge Records

Toro Y Moi – Omaha from Our First 100 Days available now at ourfirst100days.bandcamp.com

Spoek Mathambo – Want Ur Love from Mzansi Beat out now on Teka Recordings

Ratboys – Control from GN out June 30th on Topshelf Records

Girlpool – It Gets More Blue from Powerplant out May 12th on Anti-

Kool A.D. – Lapsang Souchong from Sky Ladder available now at koolad.bandcamp.com/

The One With Happy Haircut

On this episode: Luke brings us some hot podcasting news, Brian and Luke talk about one of the best rap albums of the year, Loki the trickster tricks our hosts into an episode of Thor Talk, Brian wishes Chris Hemsworth a happy haircut, there’s a lot of talk about 7-11, Luke introduces a brand new segment and our hosts play you quite possibly the strongest set of eight songs in the history of the show.

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.

TWITTER: @BestSongEverPod

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Songs Played on The One With Happy Haircut

Joey Bada$$ feat. Schoolboy Q – Rockabye Baby from ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ out now on Pro Era

White Reaper – The Stack from The World’s Best American Band out now on Polyvinyl Records

Pet Symmetry – Stare Collection from Visions out May 26th on Polyvinyl Records

Michigander – Nineties new single Fears out April 21st

Shugo Tokumaru – Hikageno from Toss out April 28th on Polyvinyl Records

Mt. Wolf – Heavenbound from Aetherlight out May 26th on CRC Music

Cayetana – Certain for Miles from New Kind of Normal out May 5th on Plum Records

Deep State – Mountains from Thought Garden out April 14th on Friendship Fever

The One With All the Birthday Presents

On this episode: Luke rudely interrupts our introduction and is very rude to Brian, our dear cousins play a game of Shark Tank and Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Brian plays a total “Luke Song” and Luke plays a total “Brian Song,” they get into some deep topics like if it actually pays off to be meek and how sometimes you need to take care of your own well being first before you can take care of others, and of course they play eight of the best songs you’ll hear this week.

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.

TWITTER: @BestSongEverPod

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Songs Played on The One With All the Birthday Presents

Perfume Genius – Slip Away from No Shape out May 5th on Matador Records

Sweet Spirit – The Mighty from St. Mojo out this Friday, April 7th on Nine Mile Records

Land of Talk – This Time from Life After Youth out May 19th on Saddle Creek

Tei Shi – Keep Running from Crawl Space out now on Downtown Records

SEVDALIZA – Marilyn Monroe from  ISON due in April on Twisted Elegance

Cende – Bed from #1 Hit Single out  on May 26th on Double Double Whammy

Jumo – Huit Jours from Derive out May 12th on Nowadays Records

Tigers Jaw – Guardian from spin out  May 19th on Black Cement Records 

Bombadil - November 2016.
Bombadil – November 2016.

Extended Play: Bombadil

Welcome to this week’s Best Song Ever Podcast! It’s a very special episode and new direction for the podcast, so we hope you enjoy.  In our Extended Play series, we will be interviewing different artists about their own music in their own words and will hear their songs intercut into the interview.  It’s that simple!  For our innagural episode of Extended Play our very own Luke LaBenne chats with Daniel Michalak from North Carolina based folk-rock band  Bombadil about math, statistics, Islam and the incredible story of the way they made their sixth album Fences, which is out now on Ramseur Records.  Also, check back each week for episodes of Best Song Ever and if you’re enjoying our show please subscribe, rate and review our show on ITunes and share our episodes on social media, it’d be much appreciated.

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The One That’s Like Inception

On this episode: Luke starts a nasty rumor about beloved Canadian Recording artist Drake, Brian can’t stop talking about Chris Gethard, there’s a segment inside of a segment inside of a segment, Luke and Brian talk about Zelda, Brian can’t stop talking about Idris Elba, Brian swears for the first time ever on the podcast and Luke needs a neckbrace after head banging too hard to all of Brian’s songs.

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.

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Songs Played on The One That’s Like Inception

Hiccup – Lady MacBeth and Miss Havisham from Imaginary Enemies out March 24th on Father/Daughter Records

Fleet Foxes – Third of May / Odaigahara from Crack Up out June 16th on

Real Life Buildings – Tare from Significant Weather out April 21st on Lauren Records

Spiral Stairs – Dance (Cry Wolf) from Doris and the Daggers out March 24th on Nine Mile Records

Downtown Boys – Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas) out now on Sub Pop

No Vacation – Mind Fields from their upcoming album due in June on Topshelf Records

B Boys – Energy from Dada out May 19th on Captured Tracks

PWR BTTM – Big Beautiful Day from Pageant out May 12th on Polyvinyl